If you are looking for an incredibly fast and simple dinner.. this is it. With a little bit of a Mexican flare and sweet pineapple, it's a family friendly dinner. I've loved this weeks freezer meal series because it has challenged me to think of dinners that revolved around being fast, simple, and preparing in bulk. I'll be the first to admit I'm not very frugal when it comes to food. I like nice cuts of meat, expensive cheese and plenty of fresh produce. So cooking in this manner is a little . . .
Can I get a show of hands for the Bombay House lovers out there?! Holllllaaaaaaa! My husband and I fell in love with Indian food in Provo. Who would have thought Provo would be such a mecca for fine international cuisines? Indian, Thai, Vietnamese (I've heard), they do it all extraordinarily well. Especially during the fall, I'm always looking for opportunities to use different spices, like adding some Indian flavor. Have you heard of garam masala? It's an Indian spice that may be difficult . . .
Want a simple dinner with less than 4 ingredients? Seriously, it could be 3. Maybe 2 but probably 3. Slow-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches. Or some may call, Pepperoncini BeefLiterally all you need is a good beef roast and a bottle of pepperoncini's. The third ingredient is the bread to serve it on, and the fourth maybe a good cheese to broil on the buns. I went with some havarti cheese and it was perfect. So literally only 2 ingredients. Seems kinda weird right? Odd combo maybe? I thought . . .
Wrapping up crockpot week the ladies and I put together a little list of things to help you have the most success with a crockpot. Truly crockpots are pretty simple.. they cook slowly so its hard (not impossible) but harder to burn foods and you generally just throw everything in the pot! I love no-brainer meals like that make my life simpler. Sometimes I just don't have time to be in the kitchen. Other days I crave it, but when soccer practice is 5:30-6:30 and the hubs isn't home til 7 dinner . . .
This is a recipe submission from our dear friend Christy. Her and her husband made it last week for the annual trunk or treat. Not only did they love its tastiness but they loved how easy it was...and so did the crowd! It was a hit at the party. They really wanted to share it! In fact when Geoff (Christy's husband) described how it was made he waved his hands in the air and said "its so easy you just add a little bleep and a little bloop. a touch of magic and boom!" haha I had a good . . .
For breakfast we have oatmeal a lot. My husband does it right and soaks his real oats overnight and just heats it up in the moring. I'm lazy and usually open up a little brown paper package of instant oats, throw in some berries, and call it good. For our crockpot week, I really wanted to do oatmeal, and thought pumpkin oatmeal would be perfect. The idea of waking up to a hot breakfast that's reminisce of fall and smells amazing sold me! And maybe a dollop of two of whipped cream. Pumpkin . . .
As most of you all know, fruits and veggies have seasons that they grow best in and taste the tastiest. If you're like me, you're buying apples year round. When I think of Fall fruits I automatically think of PUMPKIN. Oh so yummy! So of course pumpkin is a Fall fruit but apples are also. They are best eaten late summer and into fall. I've made this cobbler many times but have usually done it in the oven and with white cake mix. I decided it switch it up and it turned out great! I'm a huge . . .
This week we will be sharing with you oodles and oodles of slow cooker recipes! Just in time for crisp evenings and short days. I love coming home to a warm slow cooker meal this time of year - so comforting, so easy. So stay tuned for more slow cooker recipes to come this week! This is the world's EASIEST slow cooker recipe. I'm not lying. The easiest peasiest slow cooker recipe. ever. And...it's delicious. We all have those so-busy-I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out days, and this . . .
Soooo I have to start out...I kinda struggled with this photo shoot. These meatballs are messy. Some what brown and poky. Not perfect food photography candidates. I began getting a little frustrated during the shoot trying to make them look nicely plated and pretty. After about 40 pictures and 3 different lighting locations I said screw it. I'll try another day. I cut a piece and started to pile up my fork as the food became all fuddled together and realized my mistake. I have been trying to . . .
"My life is good. Really good. I get to wake up at 5:00 in the morning and make some soup. It's the best. I love it. I get to lay in a bed by myself all of my life. It's fantastic." -Nacho Libre. Duh. This crock pot chowder is SOUPer tasty, easy, and pretty healthy. You chop veggies, throw it all in the crock pot, come back and blend half of it, and you got yourself some simple corn chowder. I chopped four ears of corn, two red bell peppers, half of an onion, about eight little golden . . .